Goals

The program in Urology will provide each trainee with an in-depth theoretical and practical education in all domains of urology as specified by the ACGME for (1) patient care and procedural skills; (2) medical knowledge; (3) practice-based learning and improvement; (4) interpersonal communication skills; (5) professionalism; and, (6) systems-based practice. The ultimate goal is to provide each trainee with the knowledge, skills, compassion and confidence required to practice independently and unsupervised, but with a desire for continuing medical education and professional growth. To do so, we will utilize an expert faculty, compositely skilled in all domains of urology, a structured educational curriculum for the acquisition of medical knowledge and procedural skills, graded responsibility under adequate supervision, ongoing evaluation of trainee competence with feedback, and attention to the well-being of the trainee and all areas, all under program director, chief of service and institutional oversight. To achieve the above, we will pay strict attention to:

  • Evidence based effective care and metrics to evaluate quality
  • Training in all areas of safety, reporting and disclosures
  • Continuity and transitions of care
  • Trainee well-being and work hours, stress and burnout
  • Manageable patient care responsibilities
  • The concepts of appropriate and properly supervised progressive authority and autonomy
  • Continuing feedback, coaching and encouragement of self-reflection
  • Recognition of disparities in healthcare